Holiday in Castille la Mancha – Castille la Mancha Travel for You have to distinguish between numerous recently witnessed events, throwing out of contention all those activities that fail to meet certain (yet unnamed) criteria, singling out others, and finally choosing the one that best fits the bill. Even if you have never thought about the definition of politics before today, your ability to respond to the question demonstrates a tacit knowledge of its meaning. Perhaps you responded to the question by saying that you recently observed an electoral rally or a congressional session in person or on television. That seems a safe bet. But what if someone responded by saying that the most recent political event she had witnessed was not some action engaged in by legislators, politics, power, and the public good 4 9 candidates, or voters, but an extended discussion by students in a classroom, or a varsity basketball game? You might disagree with this person’s understanding of politics. But how would you argue that the words and actions that occur in the classroom or on the basketball court are less political than those that occur in Congress or at an electoral rally? When one thinks about politics explicitly, tacit understandings may begin to unravel. Clear and concise definitions of politics are neither easy to come by nor easy to defend. Holiday in Castille la Mancha – Castille la Mancha Travel 2016.